Root Canal Treatment

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. Root canal therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. Dr. Cunningham uses local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia, if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

For more information about Root Canal Treatment or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cunningham, call our office in Lenexa, KS at Endodontics Office In Lenexa Phone Number 913-599-0888.
An example of a healthy tooth
Healthy Tooth
A tooth anatomy diagram highlighting pulp dentin and canal
Tooth Anatomy
A visual of tooth inflammation showing tooth decay and a inflamed pulp
Inflammation
A representation of a tooth with its canals cleaned
Cleaned Canals
An illustration of root canal filling of a tooth
Filling Placed
An example of a tooth healed by root canal therapy
Healed Tooth

Endodontic Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.

Endodontic Presentation

What happens after treatment?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How much will a root canal cost?

The cost associated with root canals can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

For more information about Root Canals or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cunningham, call our office in Lenexa, KS at Endodontics Office In Lenexa Phone Number 913-599-0888.

 

 

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Friendly, professional Doctor and staff. Pain free procedure to the point off almost dozing off.100% recommendation to anyone needing dental care.

- Frank B

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Excellent service by all staff. Dr. Cunningham was amazing - he was very patient and went above and beyond to make sure I was at ease and comfortable during the procedure. I would highly recommend your services to anyone in need of a specialist. Thank you very much for taking great care of me!

- Amy W

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Very calming and pain free:)

- Rena K

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Had a root canal done by Dr. Cunningham and it was very uneventful, which is a good thing! Appreciate both him and his staff attention to my comfort during the procedure.

- Mark N

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25 minutes and painless. Who knew I could appreciate a root canal.

- Mark W

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Wonderful staff! I would recommend Dr. Cunningham!!

- Brandy M

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I must say he is fantastic. The entire staff was so professional. I was in and out with very little wait time. I had a root canal many years ago that was the worse excruciating pain ever. So going into my appointment I was extremely filled with anxiety and nervousness at the thought of getting a shot in the roof of my mouth for an upper root canal. Not at anytime during my shots or the entire procedure did I feel anything. This guys got it down and I will go no where else for any future root canals I may need. Thank you to you and your entire staff Dr. Cunningham.

- Linda S

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I would recommend Dr Cunningham to anyone looking for a Great Dentist

- SHERYL L

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I was cried myself to sleep for two days, had to take pain medicine to even get through the day. I came in to get my tooth evaluated for a root canal. After Dr. Cunningham evaluated me he determined I needed a root canal. He knew that I had a new born at night and a 5”6 year old daughter. Dr Cunningham told me to come in that day to do the root canal instead of sending me home (1 hour away). Dr. Cunningham is by far the best Dr. I’ve ever seen. I am so grateful that I was referred to his office. (If you read this, thank you for everything you did for me. Sometimes the little things mean the most to a person!!)

- Danielle D

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I had an excellent experience with Dr. Cunningham and his staff ! I was extremely nervous to have another root canal done and was very happy with the process and the outcome. They made sure I was prepared and well informed for the procedure as well was comfortable during the procedure. I especially appreciated the follow up call the next day to check on how I was feeling post procedure. I would highly recommend his office and plan to use them for any future dental needs.

- Jasmin F

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I have used Dr. Cunningham multiple times. He and his office staff are great!

- Cheryl C

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Made me very feel very comfortable and relieved the anxiety concerning the root canal. Very kind and professional staff.

- Robert S

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Everyone was very nice and the procedure went better than expected.

- T N

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It was literally painless. Dr Cunningham and his staff were so helpful because i was very nervous before this procedure. It was a great experience.

- Audra M

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Very pleased with the overall experience.

- kenneth F

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Excellent experience for an unnerving procedure. I always felt like I was in great hands. Appreciated the friendly staff, experienced and empathetic doctor. Having had two root canals performed at this office, I would once again highly recommend Dr. Cunningham and his staff to anyone!

- Sandy W

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Very professional

- Eileen O

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Dr. Cunningham is one of the nicest, most thorough docs there is! Took the time to ensure I understand everything with the procedure & I knew my comfort was his top priority! The staff were amazing to talk to! I'd recommend this practice 2,000%

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For more information about Root Canals or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cunningham, call our office in Lenexa, KS at Endodontics Office In Lenexa Phone Number 913-599-0888.